The Big Questions In LOST

LOST is really heating up as it heads for the season finale, which is supposed to be an even bigger bang than the first season. I was talking with one of my work-buddy LOST fans and we came up with quite a few unanswered questions.

<h3>LOSTs big questions: </h3>

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    <li><p>Walt.<br /><br />Where is he?<br />Why does he seem to be so important to The Others?<br />Was that him on the computer?<br />Can he really manifest things?<br />What's up with that "soaking wet in the jungle talking backwords" stuff?</p></li>
    <li><p>Hanso.<br /><br />What was that map in the hatch?<br />What's with that Training Video and the "incident"?<br />What do the Dharma logos mean?<br />Why did the shark have a Dharma logo on it's tail?<br />Was the foundation behind that food that fell from the sky?<br />What's with the powerful magnet?</p></li>
    <li><p>Ethan.<br /><br />He was the doctor drugging Claire to get her baby and the one who beat up Jack and hung Charlie, who is he?<br />Why is the underground facility where they were keeping Claire now run-down and abandoned?<br />Is Danielle's daughter still alive?<br />Why was Danielle's daughter down there in the first place?</p></li>
    <li><p>Desmond.<br /><br />He ran away from the hatch and was the guy in Jack's flashback running in the stadium. Where is he now? What is he doing?</p></li>
    <li><p>Black Rock.<br /><br />WTF? A huge wooden sailing ship in the middle of the island?<br />Was this the ship Danielle came on?<br />How long has it been there?<br />How did it get there?</p></li>
    <li><p>Healing / Harming.<br /><br />Locke can walk, Rose doesn't have cancer anymore, Libby isn't crazy anymore, Sun is pregnant.<br />Charlie is going crazy, Hurley is seeing things.<br />Is there a disease?</p></li>
    <li><p>The Numbers.<br /><br />They are <em>everywhere</em>. This is one that <em>better</em> come to a satisfying conclution.<br />There are new numbers on the <a href="http://www.thehansofoundation.org/" target="_blank">Hando Foundation website</a>, what do these mean?</p></li>
    <li><p>Henry.<br /><br />Is he really an other?<br />Who was the real Henry?<br />Did he really not press the button?<br />What happens if you don't press the button?</p></li>
    <li><p>The Monsters.<br /><br />The chain-link monster thing, The Black Fog, The Shark...</p></li>
    <li><p>Michael.<br /><br />Is he brainwashed?<br />Is he an Other?</p></li>

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4 responses to “The Big Questions In LOST”

  1. Zervas says:

    I almost wish I watched LOST. It seems perfect for a guy who likes to spread half-assed speculation like it’s the 100% truth. I don’t watch lost because of the very reasons I’m drawn to it. Spending all my energy solving the mysteries of the t.v. leaves me no energy for the mysteries of real life.(Seriously, what happened to wtc7? it’s been 5 fucking years now.) Aside from that it seems like a trap. Maybe all of this was started by some awesomely creative people who wanted to tell a story but maybe it was created by dudes in lab coats trying to manipulate me.
    See, people like to think they’re smart, they like to solve problems. The t.v. is conditioning us. It rewards us with positive feelings when we do what we’re supposed to, watch t.v. LOST has learned to reward us at other times too, like when we talk about LOST or create websites about it, and by doing so has turned it’s viewers into advertisers. I figure it’s probably a combination of creative people along with the whole evil conspiracy mind control thing.
    I have seen 2 episodes so I feel that qualifies me to answer your questions. I’ll probably have to read a couple episode summaries first….

  2. chriscoyier says:

    It’s interesting you mention dudes in lab coats trying to manipulate you, because that is definetly something that has come up in LOST. If that is indeed the case, it’s pretty clever of them to actually include it in the show, because nobody would ever suspect what is going on in this fictional show is actually happening…

    While there is very little chance that LOST is anything more than an interesting TV show, it does dabble a little bit in “going beyond the show” with “fake” websites from the companies on the show and stuff like that. I think that stuff is kind of cool an interesting, but I haven’t been all that involved with it. The most interesting thing, is that “going beyond the show” is really creating a new entire type of media. It’s more than just clever marketing, it’s getting the audience involved on a much deeper level and bringing meaningful interactivity between the viewers and the creators of the content.

    I’ve read a little bit about RegenesisTV, which is an interactive TV show on an extreme level. It reminds me of the early Perplex City days where you aren’t sure what is real and not real and if there is a game and what the game is or how to play. Only this is an actual TV show (not airing in the US) where the goings-on of the audience interaction actually affects the show on some levels. Cool.

  3. Zervas says:

    LOST is definitely something special, I’m not denying that. I miss perplexcity, when I thought it was going to be this crazy adventure. People need crazy adventure/travel in their lives, it’ll be interesting to see how the media gives that to us.

  4. chriscoyier says:

    I can settle for virtual travel.

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